HR Systems Specialist (Workday) – Full Time

HR Systems Specialist – Workday


Leading Law Firm – Billon Dollar revenue


  • New York, NY
  • 100% Remote option available for the right candidate

The Specialist, HR Systems is responsible for supporting a wide range of HR Systems, processes, and solutions, particularly as they relate to Workday HCM. There are two primary areas of responsibility.

  • First and foremost, the incumbent will be a lead project resource for new HR Systems implementations.
  • Second, this position will be an escalation point for Production support as well as report development and analytics as needed.

Reporting areas include D&I initiatives, marketing pitches, financial analysis, internal presentations, etc. The Specialist, HR Systems will partner with HR users and SMEs, other departments, vendors, and self-service users.


  • Lead HR Systems related projects and new deployments while demonstrating knowledge and experience in Project Management and all phases of the Systems Development Life Cycle.
  • Partner with stakeholders to assess user requirements and appropriately engage with functional leads throughout a project.
  • Complete feasibility and fit-gap analyses, prototype solutions, define and complete necessary configuration and setup, lead test cycles, establish a deployment plan, and follow the firm’s Change Management process.
  • Provide prompt and effective Production support including issue troubleshooting/resolution, setup updates, and ad-hoc data requests.
  • Identify areas of improvement, propose optimal solutions, and update associated configuration including business processes and core setup.
  • Document critical project details including status reports, technical specifications, HR Systems team knowledge transfer and setup steps, and training guides.
  • Understand security design, update domains, security groups, and roles.
  • Build custom reports across different HR product areas and develop integrations of various types.
  • Deliver data and reporting results in a clear, user-friendly manner to internal clients such as the D&I team, Marketing, Financial Services, etc.
  • Perform other related HR Systems duties as assigned.


Workday: The individual is proficient in Workday HCM including Recruiting, Benefits, Absence, and Performance Management as well as Security, Integrations, Custom Reports, Calculated Fields, and Business Processes.
Project Management: The individual is able to lead a project as the primary HR Systems technical resource and as a Project Manager where applicable.
Human Resources: Keen understanding of core HR functions.
Quality control: The individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and follows appropriate Change Control and Change Management protocols.
Client service: The individual demonstrates a strong orientation toward client service and satisfaction tempered by sound business judgment.
Adaptability: The individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
Dependability: The individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.
Problem solving: The individual identifies and seeks assistance/guidance to resolve problems in a timely manner.
Interpersonal skills: The individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.
Oral and Written communication: The individual speaks and writes clearly and persuasively in both positive and negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills, leads meetings as needed, and documents key discussion items.
Planning/organizing: The individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
Safety, security and risk management: The individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures and firm and HR policies.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5 years of experience with Workday HCM in an HR Systems role
  • Experience with Workday Studio and XSLT preferred
  • Experience with viDesktop preferred
  • Law firm experience preferred
  • Computer proficiency especially in advanced Excel functions and PowerPoint
  • If you are hired, we will require you to prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.


  • The ability to work outside standard business hours as needed
  • The ability to lift and carry up to 15 pounds
  • The ability to routinely walk between two New York City office locations in various weather conditions

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